Underdog Suite

Photographs and Collages 1998-2009

Cat Tuong Nguyen

Underdog Suite

Cat Tuong Nguyen

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

With Essays by Burkhard Meltzer und Nadine Olonetzky
312 pages | 545 color plates and 10 halftones | 8 x 10 1/2 | © 2009
Text in English and German
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9783858812377 Published February 2010 Not for sale in the UK, Europe, China, and Hong Kong

Over the past ten years, Vietnam-born Swiss photographer Cat Tuong Nguyen has gained international recognition for his highly individual, intelligent, and poetic work. Nguyen’s photos confront viewers with strange, humorous, and mysterious images, challenging them to investigate their everyday reality. The first book to collect Nguyen’s art, Underdog Suite brings together in one volume his photographs, collages, and unique painted-over magazine pictures.

Arranged in an unconventional and highly original manner that mirrors Nguyen’s own unusual approach to art, Underdog Suite presents nearly the complete oeuvre of this extraordinary young artist. Far from a mere monographic overview, it is, rather, a book-shaped self-portrait of an artist who reacts with great intelligence and lyrical sensitivity to his everyday world—and reflects this sensibility and curiosity in his stunning images.

A beautiful and unusual book, Underdog Suite introduces the work of this rapidly emerging artist to a larger audience.

Photographs and Collages
Stories Without a Plot: Cat Tuong Nguyen’s photographs and collages
   by Nadine Olonetzky
What Remains of the Body: A Masquerade
   by Burkhard Meltzer
Solo exhibitions
Group exhibitions
Author biographies
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